A Letter to My Granddaughter

John G. Is 63 years old and owns a small business. He’s a life-long Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year has all but evaporated. With the stock market crashing and new taxes coming his way, John assumes now that he will work to his dying day.
John has a granddaughter. Ashley is a recent college grad. She drives a flashy hybrid car, wears all the latest fashions, and loves to go out to nightclubs and restaurants. Ashley campaigned hard for Barack Obama. After the election she made sure her grandfather (and all other Republican family members) received a big I-told-you-so earful on how the world is going to be a much better place now that her party is taking over.
Having lost both roommates, Ashley recently ran short of cash and cannot pay the rent (again) on her 3 bedroom townhouse. Like she has done many times in the past, she e-mailed her grandfather asking for some financial help.
Here is his reply.
H/t beloved Fellow Tina!
~Eowyn

Letter to My Granddaughter Ashley

Sweetheart, I received your request for assistance.

Ashley, you know I love you dearly and I’m sympathetic to your financial plight. Unfortunately, times have changed. With the election of President Obama, your grandmother and I have had to set forth a bold new economic plan of our own — “The Ashley Economic Empowerment Plan.” Let me explain.
Your grandmother and I are life-long, wage-earning tax payers. We have lived a comfortable life, as you know, but we have never had the fancier things like European vacations, luxury cars, etc. We have worked hard and were looking forward to retiring soon. But the plan has changed. Your president is raising our personal and business taxes significantly. He says it is so he can give our hard earned money to other people. Do you know what this means, Ashley? It means less for us, and we must cut back on many business and personal expenses.
You know the wonderful receptionist who worked in my office for more than 23 years? The one who always gave you candy when you came over to visit? I had to let her go last week. I can’t afford to pay her salary and all of the government mandated taxes that go with having employees. Your grandmother will now work 4 days a week to answer phones, take orders and handle the books. We will be closed on Fridays and will lose even more income.
I’m also very sorry to report that your cousin Frank will no longer be working summers in the warehouse. I called him at school this morning. He already knows about it and he’s upset because he will have to give up skydiving and his yearly trip to Greenland to survey the polar bears.
That’s just the business side of things. Some personal economic effects of Obama’s new taxation policies include none other than you. You know very well that over the years your grandmother and I have given you thousands of dollars in cash, tuition assistance, food, housing, clothing, gifts, etc., etc. But by your vote, you have chosen to help others — not at your expense — but at our expense.
If you need money now sweetheart, I recommend you call 202-456-1111. That is the direct phone number for the White House. Or you can fax the White House 202-456-2461. You can also contact the White House here:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/
Love,
Grandpa

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0 responses to “A Letter to My Granddaughter

  1. Way to go, Grandpa!
    Ashley & The Millennials need to be affected by the error of their votes.
    They are the most spoiled and enabled generation of Americans.

     
  2. Good for grandpa!!! I know mine spoiled me WAY too much. That said, I don’t know how we did it, but three of our college-age kids plus oldest daughter all managed to stay conservative despite the vast amounts of liberalism thrown at them in college.

     
  3. All I can say is thanks to my mom and dad the way that they raised me. Hard work, good morals and ethics. If you want something…you MUST WORK for it. It was good enough for me and was good enough for my children as well. They both know the value of hard work because I never handed anything to them but on their birthday, Christmas and if they did especially good in school. It was part of being in a family, all working our specific jobs. It was what made us a family.
    Thanks God it has carried over to the raising of my grandchildren. NOTHING gets handed to them. The have to work for it. Shoveling snow, pulling weed, mowing grass, babysitting and my oldest granddaughter is now a swim instructor and life guard at 17.
    SO glad my parents were hard on me!

     

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